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ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

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Low Glow Project

Guided by His Royal Highness’ leadership in environmental sustainability, The Prince’s Trust Australia is currently working with Greenfleet Australia and the Disney Corporation to engage the local Bundaberg community to both support the survival of the Loggerhead turtle hatchery on Mon Repos beach, which is the largest on the Australian eastern seaboard, and also the natural environment of the Bundaberg region.

 

As of May 2017, 80,000 native trees have been planted at the Barolin Nature Reserve immediately behind the beach, revitalizing the ecosystem and protecting the endangered loggerhead turtle hatchery.

 

The “Low Glow” project will also incorporate a community education and activation program to encourage local residents and schoolchildren to “dim their lights” during the turtle breeding season between November and March each year. Light glow confuses the hatchlings and often makes them head inland rather than to the sea, significantly reducing their likelihood of survival and endangering the Loggerhead turtle

Citizens of the great barrier reef

The Prince’s Trust Australia is proud to partner with the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, a new online platform empowering the global community to commit to working together to save one of the world’s most important natural assets. Plastic waste, sediment run off and climate change threaten the reef’s water quality and sustainability. We’ve lost more than 50 per cent of coral on the Great Barrier Reef since the 1980’s. While the dangers are real and immediate, there is hope. But it’s critical that more of us start taking action now.

In August 2017, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef unveiled Citizens Gateway, a six-meter-high, eleven-meter-wide reflective helix designed by Indigenous artist Brian Robinson of the Kala Lagaw Ya and Wuthathi people. Overlooking the coast on the Cairns Esplanade, the Gateway symbolizes the Reef’s resilience and diversity and our global call to action to tackle the challenges facing the Reef together. Visit the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef website to find out more & join the movement.

The Prince’s Trust Australia is proud to partner with the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef – a new platform empowering the global community to commit to working together to save one of the world’s most important natural assets.

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The Prince of Wales Environmental Leadership Award – Reef Sustainability

The Prince’s Environmental Leadership – Reef Sustainability Award recognizes an individual or group’s exemplary efforts above and beyond the call of duty to raise awareness, foster knowledge-sharing, and engage local communities in sustainable natural resource management to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef.

His Royal Highness has expressed a personal interest in the sustainability of the Great Barrier Reef for future generations. The award seeks to inspire others to adopt best practice approaches to pressing environmental challenges to the Great Barrier Reef.

 

The Prince of Wales Environmental Leadership – Reef Sustainability Award winner will be announced in November 2017. The judging panel engages representatives from the Australian Government and W.W.F., as well as the Chief Executives of the Queensland Farmers’ Federation, N.R.M. Regions Queensland, The Prince’s Trust Australia and the University of Queensland’s Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.

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Indigenous Artist Brian Robinson at Citizens Gateway in Cairns